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the debates. right now president obama is about to make modern history. the president is in california where he'll unveil a national monument in horne of cesar chavez who led the farm worker monument. it's the first national monument since the 1700s to horne the latino. the latino vote is heavily skewed towards the president, but the issue is enthusiasm. we know this visit today in california with this national monument is a big one for the president. as for governor romney, he took direct aim at president obama's handling of foreign policy during his speech at the military institute in virginia. it's the tenth foreign policy speech of romney's campaign. >> when we look at the middle east today, with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region, and with violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead likely at the hands of al qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. i know the president hopes for a safe
. oh. we're doing a tv show. there's minutes left in my life as an undecided voter. got my california ballot right here. it's early voting night here on "the last word." and this thing. this california ballot is so complicated. i've got like, i don't know. 14 pieces of legislation in here that i have to vote on, and i understand maybe two of them. so i have flown in a california governor to help me with this. a former california governor is going to have to do this work for me. early voting night on "the last word." >> we are just 11 days out from the election. >> with 11 days left in this campaign. >> 11 days left. >> mitt romney's latest description of himself. >> running on a message of change. >> what this requires is change. big change. change, change, change. change. change. change. >> leave me alone i don't have the change. >> not change. it's just bush. >> there's not much there. >> he'll speck to giving speeches like he did today. >> what this requires is change. >> can you really trust mitt romney? >> trust matters. >> trust versus change. >> we need real change. >> republic
in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> they will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income families by $4 million a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut.
angeles for two days of fundraising in california. tonight he'll appear at a star-studded fundraising rally in los angeles where bon jovi, stevie wonder and katy perry, a few of the folks performing there. mitt romney has an event that's about to get under way in florida. a live report from the trail. in just a few moments. and there's also a new poll of likely voters in colorado. that was taken after the debate at the university of denver. that poll shows the president with a four-point edge, 47-43%. more on all of these stories throughout the next two hours. but we start in the sunshine state. where mitt romney will be holding the rally in just a few minutes. you can see a live picture there right now, live picture of him on -- live picture on stage right now. and that is congressman allen west in the foreground. this is his third straight day of campaigning in florida. nbc's peter alexander in port st. lucie where the romney campaign bus just arrived. what's the word there, mr. alexander? >> they're just getting started as you can hear, allen west speaking right now. joined by the
% comments. >>> california congressman was debating when things got testy. the rhetoric heated up and sherman got physical. before things escalated into a wrestling match, a police officer stepped in and the debate wrapped up with no injuries. that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. here is your "first look" of how wall street is going to close. the dow closed down. the s&p was up a fraction and the nasdaq lost two. overseas trading, in tokyo, the nikkei dipped. in hong kong, hang sang dipped. >>> foreign earnings exposure. advanced microdevices warned global economic weakness is taking a toll on their bottom line. investors shrugged off good and bad news including weekly jobless claims. a few stocks jumped after reports of new owners said they could be bought by soft bank. defense truck maker shot up on news investor carl icahn may buy them. starting next year, walmart is going to offer employees free heart, spine transplant surgeries. the reason? walmart believes paying more to get the job done right the first time saves on complications. >>> the u.s. postal service will raise rates
. >>> the real debate was in southern california. a couple sitting united states congressmen who hate each other going nose-to-nose. that and a check on the weather when we come back. >>> eyewitnesses say two men snapped to attention, then the blast. an enormous explosion that tears a gash in the side of the ship. sea water rushes through the 20 x 40 foot hole. the crew fights desperately to save the ship. whoa, look at all those toys. insuring that stuff must be a pain. nah, he's probably got... [ dennis' voice ] allstate. they can bundle all your policies together. lot of paperwork. actually... [ dennis' voice ] an allstate agent can help do the switching and paperwork for you. well, it probably costs a lot. [ dennis' voice ] allstate can save you up to 30% more when you bundle. well, his dog's stupid. [ dennis' voice ] poodles are one of the world's smartest breeds. ♪ bundle and save with an allstate agent. are you in good hands? >>> 5:44 in the morning. a live picture in the darkness of the plaza here outside our building. let's get a check on the weather from bill karins. >> good friday.
at home for joining us. we are broadcasting not from new york, but from california. i did a book event in santa barbara yesterday for my book "drift." i spoke to a room of about 2,000 people, which is unnerving if. you're not used to doing that sort of thing. and i talked about my book. i got asked a question at this event about the political impact of the first presidential debate. and the way it went seems to be important in understanding the temperature of the country on the presidential race right now. most everybody agrees that the first debate was won quite handedly by the republican challenger mitt romney and lost very much by president obama. but yesterday in santa barbara, i told this giant room full of people in this theater when asked about this subject that as clearly and as cleanly as mr. romney won the the debate, it still seems politically important that mr. romney did not win the debate in a way that produced a single sound bite. i mean, yeah, 60 million people watched romney win the debate overall, but for the 240 or so million american who is did not watch the debate
will begin here tomorrow. it is a california ballot. it is complex. >> i have flown in. a former governor of california to help me. >> it is tough. let's look at an endorsement that the president got today. colin powell endorsement. it started to make sense. this time the entire country could see it coming. >> i voted for them for advice president joe biden next month. i think we are starting to gain altitude. let's cut taxes and commensate for that. commenization does not cut it. >> that is a republican sin trist talking about. >> i think you are right. depending on how the election goes right, you are hearing burn, in torms of getin terms o gettable endorsements, it is not as important. when you think of people in america who are broadly trusted and respects. colin powell is willing to develop into the partisan issues and not only support barack obama, but explain and critique barack obama. >> that commenization does not cover the custs. the math that is a man who cares deeply about our men and women in unfor. so there is no one better than former sock tri of state powell. to get up the
with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes? >> i think that they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> and good morning. one month ago, and so much to get to. i want to get right to our roundtable discussion this morning, anchored by our own mini debate. joining me former white house press secretary and adviser to the obama campaign robert gibbs. newt gingrich. republican strategist and columnist for "time" magazine mike murphy. democratic strategist hilary rosen. and our own political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd, who just can't wait for new polls to see where we are. is this race in a different place? we'll get to that as the hour rolls on. we have to talk about the debate, we have to look ahead, but also the reminder, speaker gingrich, this is really about the economy. new jobs numbers came out on friday. are they a game changer in terms of how people perceive the economy? this is "the washingto
and california, live in the middle however and you'd have to leave not just your town and state but maybe the entire region to get to a state where your decision would be respect. this is ryan's plan for american women. but he doesn't stop there. he's also a co-sponsor of the personhood bill that would declare a fertilized human egg a person with all the 14th amendment riments of life, liberty, and property as well. it would not just outlaw abortion, it would make it murder. joining me to absorb those facts are alex wagner and ron reagan, author and radio talk show host from seattle. i have to start with a woman, makes sense, doesn't it, alex? >> it does. >> it does make sense. there weren't any women arguing this last night, of course, but it does seem to me strange that here we are in the second debate, at the very end when martha raddatz to her credit brought up these philosophical questions and finally out of nowhere like a jk in the box you begin to hear the real thinking, the real planning, the real philosophy, the future perhaps if he gets elected vice president of paul ryan. what
whitford joins me to discuss workers rights in california. share your thoughts on facebook and twitter using #edshow. i'm an expert on softball. and tea parties. i'll have more awkward conversations than i'm equipped for because i'm raising two girls on my own. i'll worry about the economy more than a few times before they're grown. but it's for them, so i've found a way. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. >>> i found it interesting with a couple weeks until the election, it's amazing how mitt romney would go on the debate stage and basically surrender on foreign policy. it's an interesting tactic of someone who wants to be the leader of the free world. national polls are close, but the electoral map is not so close. here's the latest nbc news battleground map. the blue states are obama and the red states are solid romney. that's 243 electoral votes for president obama. 206 electoral votes for mitt romney. seven battleground states remain. of the seven, if president o
in california. share your thoughts on facebook and twitter using #edshow. [ heart beating, monitor beeping ] woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. >>> i found it interesting with a couple weeks until the election, it's amazing how mitt romney would go on the debate stage and basically surrender on foreign policy. it's an interesting tactic of someone who wants to be the leader of the free world. national polls are close, but the electoral map is not so close. here's the latest nbc news battleground map. the blue states are obama and the red states are solid romney. that's 243 electoral votes for president obama. 206 electoral votes for mitt romney. seven battleground states remain. of the seven, if president obama wins ohio and
in their closet. joining me now, congresswoman jackie spear, democrat from california and nia-malika henderson, political reporter for the washington post. thank you both for being here tonight. >> thank you, reverend. >> congresswoman, governor romney still endorses richard mourdock. what does that say? >> i think what it says is mitt romney is embracing the extremist apportion party of the republican right wing. it's not just mourdock. it's todd akin, joe walsh, a number of candidates who say women who ra raped should not have the choice to terminate the pregnancy. and there there are as many as 1.3 million rapes in this country. some 30,000 of those victims will become pregnant. >> now, does it bother you, then, given the extremism that is being represented, that he has put this moderate face on? does it worry you or get away with it? >> well, i hope the american people won't stop with that. he was holding olive branches in his hands and his position on women issues is truly unclear and with the gender gap being where it is right now, i think women need to scrutinize what he says and does a
this past hour, the president left on a two-day campaign swing through california, on a campaign effort, how else do you think they pay for those ads? >> hey, you don't miss much, do you, alex? >> talking about the unemployment number, we also saw a strong debate, still about the debate. >> well, you know it is a good thing for the president's supporters and they're looking forward to it. he gets two more bites of the apple, when vp paul ryan goes up against joe biden, and candidates have less and less tried to paint it as a victory, nobody agrees with it. and david axelrod said the president let mitt romney get away with too much. the president is his own worst critic. and robert gibbs, of course, works directly for the campaign, and newt gingrich talked more about the campaign, let's have a little bit more of a listen. >> it is not rocket science to believe that the president was disappointed in the expectations he has for himself. but look, i think part of that was because as i said earlier, we met a new mitt romney, we met a mitt romney that wanted to walk away from the central theory of
conversation with the former california governor. he talks politics and his personal failings. >> what would you like your sons to learn from your mistakes. >> i think they're not going to make the same mistakes. >>> from nbc news in washington, "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> good morning, a month to go and so much to get to. i want to get to our special roundtable discussion this morning. anchored by our own mini debate. joining me this morning, former white house secretary and senior adviser for the obama campaign, robert gibbs and former republican presidential candidate, newt gingrich. and rounding out the panel. republican strategist and columnist, mike murphy, democratic strategist, hilary rosen and nbc white house correspondent chuck todd. we have the debate to talk about, we have to look ahead. but we also have the reminder, speaker gingrich, that this is really about the economy. a new jobs numbers come out on friday. are they a game-changer in some ways in terms of how people perceive the economy? this is the "washington post" front page, certainly not something that the
amtrak passengers suffered injuries when a big rig collided with a locomotive in california. the crash caused three cars to derail and pin the truck driver inside his vehicle. according to officials, the semi drove past the rail crossing right into the train. investigators could not determine why the driver did not stop. >>> four men in mississippi battled a monster and lived to tell the tale. the hunters captured a 40 foot long alligator. bill says it's huge. that's an understatement. it weighs 697 pounds. well, once they hooked the animal, it took them two hours just to get close enough for the fatal shot. the catch is the largest in state history. >>> and finally, fried feuds usually get all the press at the texas state fair, but not on monday. we have a new star, everyone. you can see why. chefs used 635 bags of fritos corn chips, 635 cans of hormel chili and then 580 bags of shredded cheese to make the world's largest frito chili pie. thank you for doing that. it weighed over 1,300 pounds. now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins who has yo
to minneapolis and atlanta, it looks like from colorado to california, much of the deep south, no problems traveling this weekend. >>> the $35 million andy warhol. girl dumps on guy who happened to go on and win mega millions. your "first look" at the business headlines is straight ahead. >>> and the military wants to beef up its military drones. details just ahead on "first look." you're watching msnbc. oh, she only uses tide vivid detergent plus boost for her whites. now, up until a week ago she used chlorine bleach. yeah, because before it was salt, lemon, milk. well actually... that part's true. check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. >>> welcome back to "first look." here are some of the stories making news this morning. in a case that will almost certainly go to the supreme court, a federal appeals court has ruled the 1996 defense of marriage act that defines a marriage as a union between a man and a woman is unconstitutiona
three days in eight states including iowa, colorado and california and an appearance on jay leno tonight. >>> the white house and state department were advised an islamic militant group was behind the benghazi attack two hours after that assault began. this is information that is according to a report by the reuters news agency. they managed to obtain e-mails that describe the attack as it was still under way. the white house and the state department have not commented yet on these e-mails. >>> here's your "first look" at some of the other news going on around america today. let's begin with a deadly shark attack in southern california. a 39-year-old man was killed while surfing in the waters off surf beach. he was pronounced dead at the scene. this is the second fatal attack in two years at surf beach which does not have any shark warning signs posted. officials are investigating to determine what kind of shark was actually involved. >>> now to texas where the fast and furious can get their fix on the nation's speediest roadway. starting today, driving 85 miles per hour on parts of high
california. also unreal. we're not a bird or a plane but a two-foot long shark fell from the sky and flopped on to the 12th tee of a golf course. the leopard shark was plucked from the ocean by a bird and dropped on to san juan hills golf club. they placed the shark in a bucket of water before snapping a photo and returning it to sea. >> they think a bird did that? >>> finally in new york, people will finally be able to visit lady liberty's head starting sunday. it will be open thursday through sunday each week and reservations are required. this sunday may be not the best choice with sandy headed up this way. for a look at your national weather, once again, bill karins with that forecast. >> a lot of people want to know the timing. like when will the destruction happen. friday and saturday are the prep days. sunday it will go downhill. here's the computer. the brighter colors show the extremely heavy rains. that was where the center of the storm would be. as we go throughout monday midnight into tuesday. so late monday, the rain rates will really intensify in the mid-atlantic. this storm ha
is going on in california with $6 a gallon gas breaking out one month before the election. >>> election tipping point. president obama elevates sesame street's big bird to a whole new level. >>> sandusky speaks hours before being sentenced on 46 koucounts school abuse. >>> and curious discovery. the ma are. s rover finds a bright object on the surface but what is it? >> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and much more straight ahead on "first look." >>> well from sesame street to main street, last week's debate has catapulted big bird to the forefront of the presidential campaign. mitt romney said he would cut funding to the public broadcasting service in order to help reduce the country's deficit. now the obama camp released a new tongue and cheek ad casting the star as a criminal mastermind. will it be infective? take a look and decide for yourself. >> i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> bernie madoff, ken lay, gluttons of greed. and the man who towered over him. one man who has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird. >> big, yellow, a mena
in california with a parents nightmare at a youth football game. a violent scuffle broke out between opposing coaches. it's unclear what started the may lay. it was stopped before any of the children or adults were injured. thankfully. >>> two florida construction workers were killed in a parking garage collapse. one witness said the five story lot was under construction whether it just fell luke a house of cards. rescuers pulled one survivor from the rubble 13 hours after the collapse. crews are going to continue searching for the lone unaccounted for worker this morning. >>> and there goes the bride in new jersey. this woman swiped a $5,000 wedding dress in broad daylight. she had a group of friends and a small child to distract the shop owners while she escaped. police are still looking for the woman. >>> and now for a look at your national weather, let's turn to bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. >> a little chill in the air. people walking into work are like -- >> no complaints here. >> takes a little while for the body to adjust. temperatures are the coldest this morning
be safe and legal in coastal states like new york and california. live in the middle, however, and you'd have to leave not just your town and state but maybe the entire region to get to a state where your decision would be respected. this is ryan's plan for american women. but he doesn't stop there. he's also a co-sponsor of the personhood bill that would declare a fertilized human egg a person with all the 14th amendment requirements of life, liberty, and property as well. it would not just outlaw abortion, it would make it murder. joining me to absorb those facts are alex wagner and ron reagan, author and radio talk show host from seattle. i have to start with a woman, makes sense, doesn't it, alex? >> it does. >> it does make sense. there weren't any women arguing this last night, of course, but it does seem to me strange that here we are in the second debate, at the very end when martha raddatz to her credit brought up these philosophical questions and finally out of nowhere like a jack-in-the-box you begin to hear the real thinking, the real planning, the real philosophy, the futu
was with carl rove in 2000, and you end up believing stuff. >> i remember that rove california fake-out. let's look at this new ad they're using. >> the stuff some folks are saying about president obama sounds kind of familiar. the same people said my ideas would destroy jobs and they called me every name in the book. well, we created 22 million new jobs and turned deficits into surpluses. president obama has got it right. we should invest in middle class education. and pay down our debt and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. sound familiar? >> it's so true that in 1993, when president clinton was passing his first budget, that everybody republican speech says this will kill jobs and the economy. >> exactly. and i think it fits with the closing argument here which is barack obama is steady. the people you trust in the economy like bill clinton are steady and the plan is steady. in many ways it's the same plan that democrats have used and has worked before. one of the funniest thing from romney land, he was holding it up in people's camp there's nothing new in here, because in romney wo
is they feel like they have to spend too much time fund raising and senator dorgan, the president in california today, yesterday. five fund-raisers for $10 million but this close to an election, would that time do you think be better spent on the campaign trail in a battle ground state? >> i think all candidates sooner be on the trail an the fund raising trail. >> it's a choice they can make. >> i understand that but you need the money. you need the money to put the ads on television. let's make a final point here. i think the american people sensing things are better in this country. that's good news. i was here in the senate when president obama took over. we were in an unbelievable deep hole and i think things are beginning to improve. we have put some millions of new jobs out there in the last couple of years, three years so, you know, i think that's what's dispositive when people go to the election -- when they go to the polling booth i think they ask the question, are things better? yes, they are. slowly but surely. >> terrific conversation, gentlemen. thank you so much. >> thank you. >>
congressional race in california and it took a bizarre turn when both candidates nearly got into a fi physical fight right in front of the voters. let's take a look at this. >> that by the way with howard berman and brad sherman, two democrats in that new california system. they're running against each other in the general election for one seat in a merged district. >> crazy. >> another example of why americans are increasingly frustrated by the way our political system works or didn't work in some cases. our next guest says there's a silver lining, though, we just have to look back a century or so to find. he's the author of "the 100 greatest americans of the 0th century," a social justice hall of fame. he joins us how. peter, tell us about this project. 100 greatest americans. you're looking at a specific realm, social justice. can you tell us what made you put this list together and how it was put together, what the criteria was? >> sure. i wrote this book to celebrate the heroes and heroines of the 20th century. a lot of the things we take for granted, social security, the women's right to
former west wing actor brad knee wid ford joins me to discuss workers rights in california. share your thoughts on facebook and twitter use iing #edshow. me a business you'd like to start. or protect your family with a will or living trust. legalzoom makes it easy with step-by-step help when completing your personalized document -- or you can even access an attorney to guide you along. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legal plan attorney is available with every personalized document to answer any questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. stay top of mind with customers? from deals that bring them in with an offer... to social media promotions that turn fans into customers... to events that engage and create buzz... to e-mails that keep loyal customers coming back, our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front of your customers. see what's right for you at constantcontact.com/try. a couple weeks until the election, it's amazing how mitt romney would go
. it should. 160,000 jobs in ohio are no more important than 160,000 jobs in alabama or california. they are more important under our current political system. in fact, i like to imagine what politics would look like if there was no electoral college and the votes in my people of the bronx. the bronx is 1.4 million residents, more than 11 entire states. no presidential candidate there cares about what people think. it's safely blue. if they did, they might do campaign event there is and set up field offices and find a landscape different than the one we have talked about nationally. more than 30% of the burrows live in poverty. a 2011 poll from the new york daily news found one-half of the burrows residents were worried about winding up on the street. can you imagine a national political campaign that talked about homelessness? the home ownership rate in the bronx was just under 20%, which means the vast majority of residents live in rental housing and concerned with safe affordable housing and ignored in the national political conversation. think about what a radical sight it woul
for a generation. what one republican is saying this morning. >>> california, you are not dreaming. explaining a sudden rise in gas prices in the golden state and is it spreading? in the buckeye state, victory for the obama camp on early voting. we'll dig into that ahead. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to make amazing home-cooked meals. email marketing from constant contact reaches people in a place they're checking every day -- their inbox. and it gives you the tools to create custom emails that drive business. it's just one of the ways constant contact can help you grow your small business. sign up for your free trial today at constantcontact.com/try. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ phillips' lady ] live th
will head to california tomorrow, where he is expected to tout the new jobs number, 7.8%, and some big fund-raising numbers out today. president obama and the democrats raised $181 million in september, the highest single-month total so far. more on all these stories throughout the next two hours. >>> the campaign focus shifts a bit next week to the vice presidential nominees. paul ryan and joe biden will face off in their only debate next thursday night. paul ryan has just left his four-day debate camp. he is heading back to wisconsin for a fund-raiser tonight. and as for the vice president, we check in with msnbc news campaign embed carrie dan. she's embedded with vice president joe biden's team. carrie, vice president biden's schedule shows him to be in wilmington, delaware, right now, and for the next few days. what is planned for him? >> that's right, milissa. he's going to be doing his own debate camp there, up until a day before the debate. he's spending time with chris van hollen, that's his sparring partner. van hollen has worked with paul ryan, he's a democrat from maryland, who w
. but the big dropoff, look at that, blue states, places like new york, california, massachusetts, new jersey. he's going to win the states but he's going to win them by reduced margins. it sounds credible. why? why is he losing so much ground in places where he's generally popular? >> i think there's a pretty simple formula to use to explain a lot of movement at the state level. in the places where obama won a lot of bush voters, obama has fallen back a lot and state like wisconsin, won by 14. dead heat now. he won indiana by 1% last time even though bush won it 20% and not competitive and true across the north. but in the south obama didn't really pick up white bush voters. instead, all of the gains were among nonwhite voters and changes in the composition of the electoral. those changes last today so in the south obama is holding up pretty well. but with all of these former obama-bush voters in the north and northwestern part of the country he's fallen off a bit more and i think it might be especially acute of democratically-leaning voters not as enthusiastic and republican-leaning indepen
. nbc victory desk has just given california to kennedy and that gives him the election. >> well, there they are, steve. they were right overall but wrong about the state? >> nbc called the election for kennedy hours before anybody else and he had been running way ahead all night. what happened was, it was 7:00 and managers at nbc -- somebody, nobody knows quite who -- they said, you guys have got to call this thing. so california was very close, about a 100,000 vote difference. but when the absentee ballots came in and they were counted, nixon won that state. it didn't affect the outcome of the election but it was the wrong call for the state. >> nixon carried it by 33,000. florida, florida, florida, tim russert is here with tim brokaw in the year 2000 in the murky election night. let's watch. >> 565 votes. >> and there are some votes -- >> that's not even a wide spot on the road. >> and there are some votes that have not been counted. >> and there are still some votes to be counted. what if this goes the other way? >> it's only 3:17. we're here. cameras are hot. >> that's entir
read about it and see the pictures that we've dug >>> the victory desk has just given california to kennedy and that gives him the election. that's putting up the v. >> there they are. in fact, they were right overall, but wrong about the state. >> msnbc called the election for kennedy hours before anyone else. and kennedy had him running way ahead in the electoral vote count all night. what happened was it was 7:00 and managers at nbc, somebody wanted to get "the today show" on the air so they could get the commercials. so california was very close. about 100,000-vote difference. but when the absentee ballots came in, nixon won that state. it didn't affect the outcome of the election, but it was the wrong call for the state. >> nixon carried it by 33,000. florida, tim russert made it famous with tom brokaw in the year 2000 navigating a murky election night. let's watch. >> 565 votes. >> there are still some votes that have not been counted. >> and there's still votes cob counted. we're at 98%. palm beach is uncounted. what if it goes the other way. >> it's only 3:17. we're here.
, too. joining me from burbank, california is a board member of why tuesday.org and host at huff post live. hi, jacob, how are you? >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> so talk to me, why tuesday? >> oh, man. so the short answer is absolutely no good reason whatsoever. and a little bit longer answer is because of like you said, the law set in 1845 meant to make voting convenient for people that travel by horse and buggy. and today i don't think many your viewers travel by horse and buggy today. >> i think typically we always think of however we vote, we think of it as natural or true with a capital t rather than the result of kind of political wrangli wrangling. tell me a little bit about the story of how we get to tuesday as a voting day. >> literally it was the most convenient day for largely agrarian society. wednesday was market day. sunday you couldn't travel for religious observance, it took a day to get there, a day back, so tuesday was the most convenient day. today census data almost every single time indicates because of the inconvenience of voting, tuesday, is the numb
to the debate between california congressman howard berman and brad sherman last night. you have got to watch this. we don't have that. we'll get that to you later. >>> it's going to be a cold weekend in the country. that makes me think of comfort food. thank you for putting together a set of simple recipes entitled, bacon 25 ways, including candied bacon and one i will try bacon popcorn. at optionsxpress we're all about options trading. we create easy to use, powerful trading tools for all. look at these streaming charts! they're totally customizable and they let you visualize what might happen next. that's genius! strategies, chains, positions. we put 'em all on one screen! could we make placing a trade any easier? mmmm...could we? open an account today and get a free 13-month e ibd™ subscription when you call 1-888-280-0157 now. optionsxpress by charles schwab. >>> the stage has been set for next week's second presidential debate after last night's spiritual showdown that offered healthy servings of red meat to both bases. >> shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american
. the california governor jerry brown will have the final say. >>> here's a scoop for you, the mars curiosity rover is about to do a little digging. it will collect sampling to see if there were ever favorable conditions for microbe yal life. >>> the presidential debate had one of the biggest audiences in history. "the new york times" says the number of people watching on tv and on the internet totalled about 70 million viewers. mitt romney's campaign is releasing three new tv ads today. one says president obama is creating debt instead of jobs. one ad will air only in nevada. another in ohio. >>> a new film about death of osama bin laden will debut on the national geographic channel only two days before the presidential election. that movie is produced by two obama fundraisers. it will air sunday, november 4th. >>> an employee of kitchen-aid sent this tweet from an official company account about president obama's grandmother during the debate which said, quote, obama's gam even knew he was going to be bad. she died three days before he became president." the company has apologized and said it was
a passenger onboard an f-15 jet that raced across california's mojave desert. absolutely amazing. >>> here's your "first look" at some other news going on in america today. in florida, dramatic video of a car plow nothing a scrap metal business. luckily it happened in the middle of the night, so no one was around, except for the driver, who could be seen getting out of the car several minutes after the impact. >>> in california, it is finally home sweet home for space shuttle "endeavour." we've sped up this video, take a look. it was a long, winding and two-mile-per-hour journey through the streets of l.a. this weekend. after soaring above the earth dozens of times, its final trek was just 12 miles long from the l.a. international airport to this museum where it's going to go on display later this month. >>> to new york, it's not as big as that shuttle, but this pumpkin is still pretty cool, right? it's weighing in at 1,300 pounds and won a local contest. and the grower says it's all thanks to hard work, no funny business. >>> and in rhode island, it is official, a map discovered buried i
the business itself. that's what some california-based entrepreneurs did. what are they blogging about? tiny houses. >> in 1999, i built my first tiny house and moved in and have been living small ever since. >> house builder, jay schaefer, believes in a simple lifestyle. he lived in a self-built house smaller than some people's closets. >> this is what i call the great room. i do most of my work at the desk. on this side of the great room, i've got the entertainment area. >> he loves sharing his vision with visitors, both in person and on his blog called tumbleweedtinyhomes. on the other side michael jansen is simplifying his lifestyle. he is building an even smaller house, using discarded wooden pallets. like schaefer, jansen publishes a blog called tiny house designs. while retaining their idealism, they each have found ways for their blogs to generate income. >> this year, we haven't sold a single house but more plans than ever. >> after last year's housing bust, schaefer and his partner, steve weissman, don't build houses anymore. instead, they are building their website. >> we made thi
in california gas prices while residents were sleeping the state-wide average is now $4.61 which is an all-time high for the state. the price jumped 12 cents overnight. near los angeles lines of cars snaked through this gas station spilling out onto the street there. drivers were flocking to stations selling gas below the state average. many stations shut down this week after running out of fuel. an independent stations say they can barely break even. drivers say they can't believe the price. >> even this little car, it's still like 45 bucks to fill up. yeah. 5 bucks? oh, my god yeah. >> it's just crazy. i just pumped gas. i feel ripped off. >> experts blame the shortage on supply line problems including a fire at a major refinery as well as a power outage as another. >>> the skyrocketing gas prices are dominating headlines in california but there are other stories figuring prominently in newspapers out west. like this one from the "daily news" in the bay area "apple fans mark the first year without steve jobs." apple devotees have set up a makeshift memorial outside a store in palo alto t
're going to take those cases. the other question is whether they will hear the challenge to california's proposition 8. that is also before the supreme court. not clear whether they would hear that. they may take the cases and decide to punt on prop 8. >> if they do that, again, is that more in the thanksgiving timetable? >> probably. i would think we're not going to hear about any of these until late november. and that would mean they wouldn't be argued until next year. the other cases you mentioned, the question of affirmative action. almost every college and university in america that is at all selective in admissions uses some form of affirmative action. they want to achieve a racially diverse campus. because they want to believe that better qualifies or prepares students for the outside world. this case comes from the university of texas, a high school student that didn't get in. she's saying it was unconstitutional, she was denied her spot because texas does consider the race in rounding out the class. they basically take the top performers. they're guaranteed. they do look at ra
oil prices are below $90 a barrel. that's great news for everybody unless you're in california. t it's the refinery shutdown. 4.65 is what californians are paying right now. that's a huge concern. governor brown says he's going to be releasing some of these restriks so they can start mixing in the winter blend. hopefully that will bring relief quickly. that's the good news and by the way, did you see notre dame, miami? >> no, i don't know what you're talking about. i've lost connection. i cannot hear you. i've lost connection. >> see you later. >>> up next, food fight over the obama administration's move to help tomato growers in swing states catch up with mexican competitors. imagine what the gas prices in california would be if california were a swing state. back in 30 seconds. >>> a food fight, literally, is brewing between the u.s. and mexico. we're talking about tomatoes and maybe sour grapes as well. the it's subject of our deep dive today. last week, the obama administration announced it favored canceling a 16-year-old $3.5 billion tomato trade deal with mexico. the deal encou
california used to be a swing state where places went back and forth. we see these things change. now this era of the end of the national campaign could change in the future, but for now it seems here to stay. >> chris, that national journal report talked about the president's team maybe pulling out of key states like north carolina, virginia, and florida while unwilling to concede that they might be losing in those states. let's play the what-if game, if you would indulge me for a minute. we never had an electoral college tie, 269-269. more and more people like our friend nate silver are talking about the possibility of an electoral tie this year. what do you make of that? is that wishful thinking? do we want some absurd, hilarious scenario? >> as journalists we wanted tochto. a tie would be historic. it would go to the house of representatives, of course, ruled by the republicans at this time. the odds are pretty small. obama's campaign is looking at other states. this is a plan b, because they know they can pick up came of them, they can secure the 270 electoral votes they need. th
in california yesterday. experts believe it could be a great white. it's the 13th fatal shark attack in california since 1950. >>> and a big thumbs up for facebook on wall street. they reported better than expected third quarter earrings yesterday, the stock trading around 20 bucks right now. >>> apple's stock dropped 20 bucks after unveiling that ipad mini. it might be smaller than the original but still costs at least $329. if we take a look at the markets we can see apple is trading up .2 of a point right now. >>> republicans now defending a senate candidate after controversial comments about rape and pregnancy. how this could hurt the republicans come election day. congresswoman jackie speier joins me next. we want to know your thoughts, if perception is reality, who is winning the election right now? olay total effects in 2001. and one wedding, 2 kids, 43 bottles of olay total effects many birthdays later, still looks amazing. thanks to the trusted performance of olay. throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as
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